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Call for Applications - Finance Assistant

Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre is a community gender-based non-governmental organization working in Nigeria and the African region to promote women’s rights and environmental justice. Kebetkache is rooted in communities in the Niger Delta and is recognized for its in-depth knowledge of the issues working in the region especially around women’s rights, democracy and good governance, peace and security and climate change. Kebetkache works extensively with women in rural communities of the Niger Delta region, in mobilizing and facilitating engagement with various levels of Stakeholders.

Kebetkache is committed to supporting women to achieve gender equality. We help women to understand their rights through sensitization, capacity development, research, mentoring, and movement building targeted at increasing their skills and creating opportunities that will help them solve identified problems.

 

Kebetkache is a women’s rights organization, hence we are encouraging women to apply for these roles, and we value having a diverse team, with a wide range of experience and backgrounds.



Job Title: Finance Assistant

Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits.

Job Summary: Kebetkache is looking to hire a finance assistant with excellent organizational and analytical skills. Successful candidate is expected to be detail-oriented, knowledgeable on statistics, have strong problem-solving skills, and an investigative nature. The candidate should have experience in the Non-profit sector and a deep commercial awareness, strong numeracy skills, and a keen interest in the growth, efficiency, and profitability of an organization.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of the annual plans and budgets of all departments/projects as part of the preparation of Kebetkache state Offices’ annual budget.

  • Support in the budgeting processes and communications; regularly working with department heads/project budget owners across the organization to monitor and revise budgets throughout the year as well as the life of project(s), as required.

  • Maintain a finance unit proposal budget tracker for monitoring and accountability.

  • Monitor project spending, identifying instances of variances and recommend to project teams, possible remedies to these identified variances. Prepare financial and other reports to aid the preparation of the overall financial report for dissemination and decision-making.

  • In collaboration with project teams, support in the provision of monthly variance analysis as well as justifications for the variances.

  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations across all Kebetkache projects whilst staying abreast of changes in the regulatory environment related to donor/grants compliance.

  • Carry out any other assigned tasks.


Requirements:

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance related course.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Finance and working in the non-profit space.

  • Very good knowledge of Quickbook, MS Excel and other financial softwares.

  • Well knowledge with the Nigerian Financial Policy systems, Government laws on tax and other audit matters.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation and coaching.

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders.

  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour.

  • Provides good and adequate support to enable programs to meet its agreed financial and program outcomes.

  • Excellent reporting writing and communication skills.

  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.


Method of Application: Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a brief cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the e-mail address: jobs@kebetkachewomencentre.com using “Finance Assistant and your name” as the subject of the email.


Deadline: 16th February, 2024


Note: Women are encouraged to apply, as women holds the fulcrum of our work at Kebetkache. Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews and interested applicants should note that we do not administer online, thus applicants are expected to be physically present for their test assessment. Also note that, we do not provide logistics cover for applicants.

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